Gundersen accepting PPE donations to help with COVID-19
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Gundersen Health System is now accepting PPE donations to help keep staff and the community safe.
In a news release sent this morning, hospital officials confirm they have adequate amounts of PPE, but want to prepare for a potential surge in patients. They are accepting donations for new, unused supplies, including:
- Face shields
- Digital thermometers
- Eye protection such as safety glasses and goggles
- Hand sanitizer that is at least 60 percent alcohol
- Sanitizing wipes
- Masks including both N95 and surgical masks (any level) *
To make a donation of any of the above items, contact Gundersen Medical Foundation at 608-775-6600 or by email.
Officials say homemade masks are being accepted if they meet specific criteria. For directions and a pattern, contact Gundersen Medical Foundation at 608- 775-6600 or email. Mask specifications can be found here (how-to video here). To align the needs and supply of PPE, PLEASE call Gundersen Medical Foundation first. This will allow staff to track the number of masks being made and who is making them.
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